POPSART

Screen & Photography

POPSART ARTIST SURVIVAL SERIES

Overnight the creative industries have been decimated by COVID-19. Through a series of online interviews, POPSART will document the stories of how independent artists, arts workers and venue operators are surviving.

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POPSART develops and disseminates video-documented one-on-one interviews with artists at openings, exhibitions, launches, studios, awards, and other events.

POPSART clients have included QAGOMA, UQ Art Museum, La Boite, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast Music Awards, Brisbane Writers Festival, Museum of Brisbane, and Richard Bell.

POPSART is produced by Bec Mac, an Arts Journalist and innovator in community engagement who has worked across digital video media, radio, and live performance for twenty years.

POPSART ARTIST SURVIVAL SERIES
Independent artists are one of the hardest hit groups by COVID-19
Exhibitions, festivals and events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. (Total lost income from cancelled events: $300M).
Enforced isolation has had an enormous impact on my own work, and has called for a revolution around my process of media making. The series is my response to the crisis by developing a new format so I can continue my work of unifying communities through creative conversations across social media.

POPSART ARTIST SURVIVAL SERIES AIMS TO
• Explore the personal impact on individuals working in the creative sector as they assess their losses both financial and emotional.
• Tap into the knowledge of this workforce that already has developed processes of working in isolation, allowing these creatives an opportunity to share tips with each other and the greater community on how to work autonomously and thrive.
• Discover how creatives are responding to the crisis by being resilient and developing new and innovative ways to deliver their work, content and performances. This series will be an opportunity for them to promote these new platforms and find new audiences.
• Evolve my practice as an artist and content creator remaining responsive to the needs of the times.

Interviewees include Richard Bell (artist), Benjamin Law, Naomi Price (singer), Richard Watts (arts media), Karena Grace (artist councillor), Ian Haug (Powderfinger), Krissy Kneen (author), Emily Wurramara, Queen van de Zandt (cabaret), Luke Roberts, Candy Bowers and Glace Chase (actor).

Donations will fund the production and broadcast of 15 interviews with individuals who work across the creative sector. Each interview costs $300 to produce.
Other costs include setting up home studio, strategic planning, community engagement, marketing platform and documentation.

I will be setting up a home studio to film my interviews from. This will include learning a new methodology of media making and interview technique via ZOOM.

Interviews will be broadcast across POPSART’s social network on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. The interviews will be promoted via a strong social media marketing campaign and POPSART newsletter.

Donors will be invited to contribute on a tiered scale:
$10 – $100 a very big thank- you!
$100 – $200 a very big thank-you and a call out across social media as a donor to the series.
$300: Acknowledgement as ‘Major Donor’ of a specific interview which the donor can select to support. This will be in the credits of the video across social media.

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POPSART

Location

QLD

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Screen & Photography

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Hi my name is Bec Mac and the core of my work is unifying communities through creative conversations and experiences. I am an artist, creative producer, presenter and arts journalist whose work includes digital content creation; radio presenting, producing and curating live art events, social media marketing management and painting.

My legendary (if I do say so myself) live art event LOVE TV has been presented Internationally in partnerships with multiple City Councils including the City Of New York, City of Sydney and Brisbane City Council to name a few.

My recent body of work “POPSAR; Content Creator Conversation Curator” revolutionised the way audiences engage with the arts through the documentation of interviews with artist at their exhibitions openings and launches for social media having worked with QAGOMA, UQ Art Museum, and Museum Of Brisbane & Trace 4101.

In May 2019 I was one of the key collaborators with Artist Richard Bell on the presentation of his Embassy 2019 at the Venice Biennale.

My work is unique and sits at the intersection between the creative community, the urban environment, cultural organisations, government, community engagement and the philosophy and outcomes of Placemaking.

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Artists Website
https://www.becmac.tv